Awakening Kate

This blog is a grand experiment. It was born of a friend saying “You have something to say about everything!  Say it!!”

The title was inspired by Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. By the idea of a woman strong enough to buck tradition and social convention, however painful. Specifically, the following passage:

“The bird that would soar above the level plane of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.”

Kate is also my name. Though I’ve never been called it and someone would have to dig deep into my birth certificate to find it.

It is a blog about living by one’s own road map, about seeking bliss, even when purgatory lies in between.

It is the outlet for my thoughts on living as a single woman, dating (or not), work (nursing) and more creative pursuits such as cooking, yoga, traveling, having too many pets and bitching about the inordinate quantity of morons in my daily life.

It is my hope that this blog will be therapeutic for me and both relatable and entertaining for others.

But first, I have to go eat a burrito…

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